Using a tea bag is most westerners' favorite way of drinking tea.Do you know how it came about?
The tea bag was invented in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan，an American tea 1.(sell)．He was sending out free tea in silk bags 2. people to try.People put the bags together with the tea 3.(leaf) into the cup and added hot water.The tea tasted good，and people thought it was easy 4.(clean) the cup.They were not happy when Sullivan started sending them the loose tea(散装茶) again.
Sullivan 5.(realize) that he had a hot new thing in his hands，and he built 6. machine to pack the bags.7. tea bags became popular，they were changed from silk to gauze(薄纱) and later paper.In 1952，Lipton Tea made the tea bag even more popular with its invention of the four-sided tea bag.Tea bags were soon a hit in the UK，and today about 85% of the tea in the UK is 8.(pack) in paper bags.
However，many people still prefer loose-leaf tea.This is because some tea companies put poor quality tea in 9.(them) tea bags.But for most 10.(drink)，tea bags are still an easy and tasty way to go.
1.Tea was invented by an accident.
2.It said that they have known the secret.
3.A Chinese ruler calling, Shen Nong was the first to discover tea as a drink.
4.Some leaf fell into the water and remained there for some time.
Dear Mr Wang,
I’m writing to recommend Zhang Hang as our new monitor.
I hope you can consider my recommendation.
Daniel is a student and ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
某英语报开展“How to Deal with Our Study Problems”征文比赛，请你根据提示的内容，简要描述并适当发表自己的观点，写一篇英语短文。内容要点如下：
How to Deal with Our Study Problems
Li Ming is a Grade 9 student. He always studies hard. But now he often feels _______________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________I hope these can help him.
提示:1. 推荐Daniel担任学生会主席; 2. 推荐他的原因(包括能力、性格特征等,内容自拟); 3. 列举Daniel的一些事例。
要求:1. 有真情实感,语义连贯,中心突出,详略得当; 2. 词数100~120左右。
I am writing to recommend Daniel as the new chairperson of the Students' Union. I think he will be an excellent chairperson because he has many good personal qualities.?????????????????
I hope that you agree with me.
请根据所给汉语提示,以 “My favourite colour” 为题写一篇80词左右的短文。
My favourite colour
I’d like to recommend Millie as the new chairperson of the Students’ Union. __________
假如你叫Billy，是无锡市某初级中学的一名九年级学生，你校将组织由学生推选“最受欢迎的教师”的评选活动。你准备写一封推荐信给校长Mr. Liu，推荐你的英语老师Mrs. Lin当选，请你根据要点提示写一封电子邮件给Mr. Liu。
Dear Mr Liu,
I am writing to recommend our English teacher Mrs Lin as one of the Most Popular Teachers.
I think Mrs Lin is the most suitable person to be the Most Popular Teachers. I hope that you agree with us.
请以Colours and Moods为题，选两种颜色，分别代表energetic colour和strong colour，适当介绍它们对情绪的影响，并谈谈你最喜欢的颜色。
Colours and Moods
Do you? know anything about? the relationship between colours and moods?
In America, when people speak of "man's best friend", they don't mean certain person. They are talking about the lovely animals--dogs! These words show the friendship between people and animals. Dogs and other pets can bring joy to people. Some people think of their pets as their children. Some people even leave all their money to their pets when they die!
Animals can help people, too. Dogs can help a blind person or a deaf person. Scientists have found that pets help people live longer! They make people happier, too. Because of that, they bring animals into hospitals for "visits".
Americans hold "Be Kind to Animals Week" in the first week of May. There are pet shows during the week. Even if you don't live in America, you can do this too. How? First think about how animals make your life better. If you have a pet, take more time this week to play with it. As people, we must protect animals who can't speak for themselves.
1."Some people even leave all their money to their pets when they die!" shows that
A. it's the best way to spend money
B. money can make pets happy
C. pets can have money
D. some people keep their pets as their children
2.According to the passage, scientists bring the dogs to hospital because
A. they need to see the doctor??? B. they can make people happier
C. they can help with the doctors??? D. the doctors like them very much
3.During the "Be Kind to Animals Week", the people in America
A. hold pet shows??? B. play with the pets the whole week
C. cook delicious food for pets??? D. make friends with other people's pets
4.Which of the following sentences is NOT true?
A. Dogs can help people in many ways.??? B. Dogs can help people live happier.
C. Dogs can help people do everything.??? D. Dogs can make people live a better life.
5.What is the main idea of the passage?
A. A lot of people are interested in dogs.??? B. Dogs can help people do many things.
C. We have done a lot of things for pets.??? D. Dogs are man's best friends.
At the age often, I hated a girl, because she liked to point out my shortcomings (缺点). Week by week her list (清单) grew: I was very thin. I wasn't a good student. I talked too much. I was lazy ... Finally, I became very angry. I cried and ran to my father.
After listening to me, Dad asked, "Are the things she said true or not? Do you ever think what you're really like? Go and make a list of what she said and pick out the points that are true." I did as he told me. I found that half the things were true. Some of them I couldn't change (like being very thin), but a good number I could. Suddenly, I wanted to change.
I showed the list to Dad. He didn't take it. "That's just for you," he said. "You know better than anyone else about yourself. But you have to learn to listen. When something said about you is true, you'll find it is helpful to you. Listen to them all, but hear the truth and do what you can to improve. It is the right thing to do."
Dad's advice has helped me at many important moments. I've never had a better piece of
advice than this one before.
1.Which of the following shortcomings couldn't the writer change?
A. She wasn't a good student.??? B. She was too thin.
C. She talked too much.??? D. She was lazy.
2.The underlined sentence "Week by week her list grew" means that_________
A. the writer had more shortcomings before
B. week by week, the writer's shortcomings grew fewer
C. that girl kept on cutting new shortcomings
D. that girl found more shortcomings of the writer's
3.After the writer's father heard about her complaints (抱怨), he____________
A. was very angry??? B. didn't care about them
C. gave her a piece of advice??? D. let her ask the girl to stop doing that
4.According to the passage, which of the following is true?
A. Others' words are always right.??? B. The writer should hate the girl.
C. Never listen to others' opinions.??? D. It's helpful to listen to others' opinions.
5.What's the best title of the passage?
A. The best friend.??? B. The best advice.??? C. My father.??? D. My childhood.
Six years ago，Ann graduated(毕业)from college with a degree in Art．Now she is twenty-nine and works for a large computer company．She takes classes twice a week after work．She is learning to use the computer program PowerPoint．“I enjoy the college，but my job doesn’t use the information I learned at college，”Ann says．“The course is helping me to do my job better．”
In the past，when students graduated from college and got a job，they usually stopped studying．Today，lifelong learning（终身学习） is becoming more popular．In many countries，some people return to school in their late twenties，thirties，or even older to get a higher degree．More people are taking training courses to improve their working skills after work．People can also get degrees or training through the Internet．
Ann’s sixty-year-old mother and father are taking courses in Art and Music．“We love these two subjects．Learning is so much fun．”They say happily，“It’s never too old to learn．”
1.Ann graduated from college when she was_________．
A. twenty-nine??? B. twenty-six??? C. twenty-three??? D. twenty
2.The underlined word“degree”in the passage means________．
A. 温度??? B. 程度??? C. 学位??? D. 位置
3.More people are taking training courses after work in order to________．
A. improve their working skills??? B. enjoy Art and Music
C. study computer programs??? D. make more money
4.Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Ann doesn’t want to use the information she learned at college．
B. People in the past usually stopped studying after graduating from college．
C. People can only get information from their teachers．
D. Ann’s parents are too old to learn Art and Music．
5.The best title of the passage is_________．
A. Internet Studying??? B. College Education
C. Art Learning??? D. Lifelong Learning
David Moore taught science at the City School. He needed some expensive books, so he bought them. He put the books in his car in a quiet street. Then he went to other shops to buy something else. At six he came back to the car. One door was open and the books were not there. David drove home.
That night he wrote a letter to a newspaper. The next day he went to the police station.
On Friday people read this in the newspaper:
Books: Have you any old books? I buy old and modern books.
Open all day on Saturday. David Moore. 26 Fry Road.
David stayed at home on Saturday. The first man came at eight. David took him to the kitchen (厨房). At half past nine another man arrived. He had a bag under his arm.
“Mr Moore?” the man asked.
“That’s right,” David said. “Can I help you?”
“I’ve got some good books. You buy books, don’ t you?”
“Yes. Bring them in. Let me have a look.”
Soon the books were on the dining table. “Come in now,” David called, “and bring the list.” A policeman came into the dining- room. He read the names on the books and the names on the list in his hand. They were the same. “Come with me, sir,” the policeman said to the man.
1.Mr. Moore was a _____ .
A. bookseller??? B. student??? C. teacher??? D. shopkeeper
2.The first man to David’ s was a _____.
A. thief(小偷)??? B. policeman??? C. driver??? D. cook
3.From the story, we know the second man _____.
A. is one of David’ s friends??? B. wants to return the books to David
C. wants to show the books to David??? D. has read the newspaper
4.Which of the following shows the right order of what happened to David?
a. He left his car in a quiet street.
b. He went to the police station.
c. He wrote a letter to a newspaper.
d. He bought some dear books.
e. He bought something else at other shops.
A. a,b,c,d,e??? B. e,d,c,a,b??? C. d,a,e,c,b??? D. c,d,e,a,b
5.David probably (可能)bought the books on _____.
A. Wednesday??? B. Friday??? C. Saturday??? D. Sunday
The school day begins at 8:45 a.m. Class teachers meet the class and check who is present and absent at the beginning of the day. We meet as a whole school once a week on Fridays. The head teacher speaks to the whole school. Morning lessons begin at 9:05 a.m. There are three one-hour lessons with a fifteen-minute break. The hmch break is from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Afternoon lessons begin at 1:50 p.m. and the school day finishes at 4 p.m.
???? All students study and take exams in Maths, Science and English. In addition, they choose one subject from History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, French and Spanish. All students take PHSE (Personal Health and Safety Education) lessons but no exams are offered.
???? After school, sports practice and matches are arranged on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning. Chess, music, language and theatre clubs also arrange meetings after school. Students may join as many clubs as they like, but should join at least one.
???? The school has a good record in sports. Last year we were champions (冠军) in football and tennis, and students won prizes for swimming and gymnastics(体操).
1.The first lesson begins at __ in the morning.
A. 7:30??? B. 8:00??? C. 8:45??? D. 9:05
2.The school students __ once a week on Fridays.
A. meet class teachers??? B. review their lessons
C. listen to a speech??? D. take some exercise
3.All students take an exam in __
A. Science??? B. History??? C. French??? D. PHSE
4.What can we learn from the passage?
A. School lunch break lasts over one hour.
B. School football team wins matches every.' year.
C. Students can join more than one club.
D. Students do sports on Wednesday morning.
5.Which would be the best title for the passage?
A. A busy school day??? B. Our colourful school life
C. My favourite school??? D. My happy time at school
Vanilla is my best friend. She is a lovely girl with two big, beautiful eyes. But she always hides them behind a pair of black glasses.
? One day, though, I nearly ended our friendship. I remember that day clearly. We were sitting in class. The teacher was giving us our results for a Chinese test. I had done badly. I felt so sad that I wouldn’t talk to anyone. At lunchtime, I even stayed in the classroom alone. Suddenly, I heard a voice. It was Vanilla. “You look very unhappy,” she said. “What’s wrong?” I looked up at her, but said nothing. I knew Vanilla had got a good mark in the test. I thought she was making fun of me. I stayed silent, but Vanilla didn’t go away. She kept asking me questions: “Is it because of the exam? Do you want me to show you the right answers?” I looked away from her. When I looked up again, Vanilla had gone. And so had my exam paper! I didn’t know what to do. I looked everywhere for me paper, but couldn’t find it.
? In the afternoon, Vanilla came up to my desk and gave me my exam paper back. I looked at it and got a big surprise. Vanilla had written the right answer next to every one of my mistakes. My face went red. Vanilla had been trying to help me all along. How mean I had been to her when she was being so nice. I wanted to hug her, but all I did was to hold her hands and say, “Thank you.” That afternoon, Vanilla and I walked home together. I felt so happy that I had to thank her again. We were still best friends.?
1.The writer felt sad because ________ in the Chinese test.
A. she got a bad mark?????????
B. Vanilla had done better than her
C. she didn’t have a high mark??
D. the teacher was angry with her
2. Vanilla really came to the writer to _______.
A. make fun of her????????????
B. find out what had happened to her
C. help her??????????????????
D. show her the right answers
3. Vanilla left the writer because she __________.
A. wanted to write the right answers for the writer
B. didn’t know what to do to help her friend
C. was angry with the writer???????
D. wanted to go home for lunch
4.Which of the following phrases has the same meaning as “make fun of”??
A. Saying “hello” to.?????????????????????? B. Seeing me off.
C. Laughing at.?????????????????????????? D. Looking after.
American schools begin in September after the long summer holidays. There are two terms in a school year, the first term is from September to January, and the second is from February to June. Most American children go to public schools.
High school students study only four or five subjects at a time. They usually go to the same classes every day, and they have an assignment(课外作业) for every class. After class they have many activities.
After high school, many students go to college. They can go to a small one or a large one. They usually have to pay a lot of money for college education (教育). But there are scholarships (奖学金) for good students, and many college students work part time in order to get money for their education.
1.How long do American students study in school every year?
A. 8 months??? B. 9 months??? C. 10 months??? D. 11 months
2.High school students take ______ subjects at a time.
A. all??? B. four??? C. five??? D. B or C
3.______ can get scholarships.
A. Many college students
B. All the students
C. Good high school students
D. Good college students
4.Many college students work part time because ______ .
A. they have many activities
B. they have a lot of free time
C. they like doing things
D. they have to pay a lot of money for their education
5.According to the passage, which sentence is Not true?
A. American schools have long summer holidays.
B. There are two terms in the USA.
C. American students don’t do exercises after class.
D. They do part time job to get money to pay for their education.
My name is Max. I am twelve years old. I have many friends. Most of them are as old as me. Some are older. Some are younger.
My best friend is Bill. He lives near me. We go to the same school and we are in the same class. Bill helps me with my maths homework. I help him with his English homework. Bill is taller than me. He is quite fat. He doesn’t like sports, so he doesn’t get much exercise. We both have black eyes, but Bill’s hair is longer. I like sports and I play football or go swimming every day. Every Sunday morning Bill and I play computer games. Sometimes I win. Sometimes he wins.
1.The main idea(主题) of the text is ________ .
A. Max has many friends
B. Max and Bill go to the same school
C. Max and Bill are best friends
D. Max and Bill like the same things
2.Most of Max’s friends are ________ .
A. twelve years old??? B. older than Max
C. younger than Max??? D. thirteen years old
3.Max and Bill live _________? .
A. near each other??? B. in different towns
C. in the same house??? D. in the school
4.Max helps Bill with __________ .
A. his maths homework??? B. his English homework
C. His sports lessons??? D. His computer lessons
5.Max and Bill both like to___________ .
A. swim??? B. play football
C. play computer games??? D. play sports
Peter is eight years old, and he goes to a school near his house. He always goes there and comes home on foot. He usually gets back on time, but last Friday he came home from school late. His mother saw him and said to him, “Why are you late today, Peter?” “My teacher was angry and told me to see the headmaster after class,” Peter answered. “To see the headmaster?” his mother asked. “Why did she tell you to see him?” “Because she asked a question in class,” Peter said, “And nobody could answer it except me.” His mother became angry. “But why did your teacher tell you to see the headmaster then?” she asked. “Because her question was ‘Who put the glue (胶水) on my chair?’” Peter said.
1.How does Peter often go to school?
A. By bus.?? B. On foot.?? C. By car.?? D. By water.
2.—Why was Peter late last Friday?? —Because _________.
A. he had to do his homework at school
B. his mother wasn’t at home
C. his teacher told him to see the headmaster
D. his mother went to school
3.What question did his teacher ask?
A. Who wanted to go home early?
B. Who put the glue on my chair?
C. Who was late this morning?
D. Who saw my book?
4.—Why was Peter’s mother angry?
—Because she thought _________at first.
A. the question had no answer
B. the question was too hard
C. the teacher did something wrong
D. the headmaster shouldn’t do that
5.Peter is _________.
A. a naughty boy?? B. good at English
C. a good boy?? ? D. a clever boy
When July comes, children know they’ll have the final exams and the school year will end soon. Boys and girls will have a nearly two months’ holiday, and they’ll leave school by train or by car to return home to see their fathers and mothers.
The summer holiday is the best time of the year for most students. The weather is good, so they can spend most of their time playing outside .If one lives in the country, he can go on a trip into the woods or in the fields. If one lives in a big city, he can go to a park to play.
The best place for a summer holiday is the seaside. Some children are lucky enough to live near the sea. But for the others who do not, if they have the chance to stay at one of the big seaside towns for a week or two, they will talk about it all the following school year.
Now, what makes children like the seaside so much? I think it is the sand, the sea and the sun, not anything else. Of course, there are lots of new things to see, nice things to eat and interesting things to do. But the feeling of the sand under their feet, the salt water on their skin, and the warm sun on their backs make them happier.
1.Every year, school children have the final exams in ____, and the exam means the school year will end.
A. May??? B. January??? C. July??? D. December
2.According to the passage, if a child comes from a big city, he can often ____ in the summer holidays.
A. stay at home??? B. go on a trip to the woods
C. go on a trip in the fields??? D. go to a park to play
3.It’s the best way for children to go to the ____ to spend their summer holidays.
A. park??? B. seaside??? C. city??? D. country
4.____ make children like the seaside so much?
A. The beautiful parks??? B. The new things
C. The sand, the sea and the sun??? D. The people near the sea
5.Which of the following is Not true according to the passage?
A. After the final exams ,school children will stay at school for extra classes.
B. The summer holidays is a good time to go out for a trip.
C. The children from the countryside can have a good time in the woods in the summer holiday.
D. If some children go on a trip to the seaside, they will have many things to talk about.
In the middle of a dark forest, there lives an owl(猫头鹰）. All the animals know that he is the wisest among all of them. So they often go to him and tell him their troubles. Then the owl always teaches them what they should do.
One day，a little bird goes up to the owl. She is crying. “What’s wrong with you?”asks the owl.
“I’m not happy at all. “I don’t want to be a bird,” the bird says.
“Why don’t you want to be a bird?” asked the owl.
“I am so small，weak and useless，” she cries. “I want to be big and strong like the lion. He
is very important , but I am not.”
????? Then the owl whispers(耳语）something in her ear. At once the bird dries her tears and goes away. One week later, the bird came back. “Oh, thank you very much. You are a very wise owl，” she says to the owl.“I am very happy now. Every day，I sit on top of the tallest tree and watch for(监视）lions and tigers. When they come near, I shout at the top of my voice. Then my friend all run and hide. They are very thankful to me. I am useful and important now.”
????? The wise owl smiles and says，“No one in this world is useless. ”
1.The animals in the forest visit the owl because ______.
A. they are all afraid of him
B. the owl can help them when they don’t feel well
C. the owl can tell them what they should do when they have some problems
D. they are wiser than the owl
2.The little bird is not happy because _____.
A. the lion often beats her
B. she thinks she is too small, weak and useless
C. she wants to kill the lion
D. she is very important
3.The owl tells the bird _____.
A. that she is stronger than the lions and the tigers
B. that she must be happy
C. that she must run and hide
D. to sit on top of the tallest tree and watch for lions and tigers
4.The underlined word “tears” means “??? ” in Chinese.
A. 眼珠??? B. 汗水??? C. 眼泪??? D. 雨水
5.From the story we know _______.
A. the bird’s friends are very thankful to her because she drives the tigers and lions away
B. the lions and tigers run away when they hear the bird’s voice
C. the bird thinks that she is useful and important now
D. the owl is useless
1.I can play baseball.（改为否定句）
2.Can your brother play the drums？（作肯定回答）
3.Lilei can speak French.（改为一般疑问句，并作否定回答）
4.They can sing the English song.（改为一般疑问句，并作肯定回答）
5.She can play chess.（对划线部分提问）
—______ you swim?
—Yes, but I’m not a good swimmer.
A. Can??? B. May??? C. Need??? D. Must
I ??? ride a bike, but I ??? drive car.
A. can? can??? B. can? must??? C. can’t? can’t??? D. can’t? can
- I can't stop smoking , doctor.
- For your health, I'm afraid you ______.
A. can??? B. can't??? C. must??? D. mustn't
- Can I go fishing with you,Dad?
- No, you _____.You ______stay at home and do your homework first.
A. won't;may??? B. shouldn't;ought??? C. can't must??? D. needn't; should
-What can you see in the picture?
-I ??? see some birds and two big trees in it.
A. could??? B. can??? C. need??? D. must
-Can we play basketball in the street?
-????? , you ????? .
A. Yes? can??? B. Yes? can’t??? C. No? can??? D. No?? don’t